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castlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɑː.sl̩/  us   /ˈkæs.l̩/
A2 a ​largestrongbuilding, ​built in the past by a ​ruler or ​importantperson to ​protect the ​people inside from ​attack informal for rook noun

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castleverb [I]

uk   /ˈkɑː.sl̩/  us   /ˈkæs.l̩/ specialized
in chess, to make a ​specialmove that puts ​yourking in a more ​protectedplace at the ​side of the ​board
(Definition of castle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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castlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæs·əl/
a ​largebuilding with ​strongwalls, ​built in the past by a ​king or other ​importantperson for ​protection against ​attack A castle is also a ​rook.
(Definition of castle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “castle”
in Korean 성…
in Arabic قَلْعة…
in Malaysian istana, tir…
in French château, tour…
in Russian замок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 城堡, 堡壘, 棋子…
in Italian castello…
in Turkish kale, hisar, şato…
in Polish zamek…
in Spanish castillo, torre…
in Vietnamese lâu đài, quân cờ thấp…
in Portuguese castelo…
in Thai ปราสาท, ตัวเรือในเกมหมากรุก…
in German die Burg, der Turm…
in Catalan castell…
in Japanese 城…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城堡, 堡垒, 棋子…
in Indonesian puri, (buah catur)…
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